Debra Prinzing

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Announcing . . . SLOW FLOWERS

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

There’s a sequel to The 50 Mile Bouquet and you will be able to hold it in your hands come February 1, 2013!

Above, you see the cover mock-up featuring my photo of a simple arrangement I created for a 2011 Northwest Flower & Garden Show demonstration. My green urn holds two types of locally grown tulips from Alm Hill Gardens in Whatcom County, as well as curly willow branches and camellia branches from my former garden. Simple and graphic. Gorgeous cover art designed by Holly Rosborough, St. Lynn Press’s art director.

Yes, the good news is that St. Lynn’s Press will publish SLOW FLOWERS: Four Seasons of Locally Grown Bouquets from the Garden, Meadow and Farm. The book features 52 weeks of seasonal floral arrangements created and photographed by Moi!

Here’s the book’s description:

The slow food movement (with its hundreds of thousands of members and supporters) has changed our relationship with the foods in our lives. Now the slow flower movement is changing the way we think about cut flowers: Yes, we’d all prefer fresh, fragrant flowers in our bouquets, not the chemical-laden “undead” blooms flown in from afar – but what to do in those seasons when not much is growing locally? Debra Prinzing challenged herself to create a beautiful, locally grown bouquet for each of 52 weeks of one year (going beyond flowers to include ornamental twigs, foliage, greenhouse plants, dried pods, and more), to demonstrate that all four seasons have their own botanical character to be celebrated. She provides extensive design tips, bouquet “recipes” and region-by-region floral ingredient lists that can be found in all climate zones through the year. Slow Flowers is written from a DIY floral designer’s point of view, to inspire anyone to go green and make a beautiful bouquet with what’s at hand, no matter the season.

More details to come, but you can help me out by pre-ordering a copy on Amazon. Yeah!!!